The 3 Worst Ideas For Outdoor Home Decorations of 2012

As soon as the weather starts getting a bit warm, homeowners everywhere start to get ideas to prep their yards for spring and summer. This typically includes planting flowers and shrubs, while also spicing up the yard with decor items designed specifically for the outdoors. While there are many outdoor decor items to choose from, it is important that homeowners find a tasteful way to incorporate them into their landscaping. The following are the three worst offenders when it comes to outdoor home decorations in 2012:1. Tacky Garden Gnomes — Even though theses critters may seem cute, they will always look better in someone else’s yard than yours. These longtime yard trinkets have become a bit tacky and overused, and are one of the top offenders in worst outdoor decorations. Regardless of whether they are a traditional gnome with a pointy red hat, one dressed in your favorite sports team colors, they actually look the best they are ever going to when they are on the shelf at your local store instead of standing around anywhere in your yard.2. That Ceramic Goose — While the idea of a ceramic goose that wears different outfits and sits on your porch is cute (sort of?), it is best left in 1997. Today, these ceramic geese either need to be hidden well away in storage or maybe as featured items in your next yard sale instead of your front porch for the entire world to see. Perhaps switch out the goose with a nice flower pot, filled with a beautiful flat of flowers to brighten up your porch and bring beauty to your home.3. Too Many Flowers — Unless you’re a master gardener who is trained in designing the best outdoor arrangements, remember that too much of a good thing, is not always a good thing. When you put too many flowers in your landscaping, you run the risk of over decorating your yard. Managing all the different needs that different types of flowers have can be a stressful challenge and can take time and effort away from other great looking outdoor decorations you can have in your yard.To ensure that your home looks its best throughout the entire summer, be sure to choose your outdoor home decorations wisely. In order to be the envy of every neighbor on the block, a homeowner must incorporate pretty, tasteful decor throughout the entire landscaping. Make sure that your decor items blend well with other decorations such as year-round plants, flats of flowers and furniture items, such as patio sets.